· March, 2007

Stories about Japan from March, 2007

Japan: distorting report on anti-Japanese painting

  7 March 2007

James from Japan Probe points out a report from local Kyodo News about Anti-Japanese painting goes on display in China. He double checked with official press release, the painting is about an anti-Japanese street drama about 918 incident (Japan's invasion of China): A painting of a young girl acting out...

China and Japan: Chinese acting Japanese

  5 March 2007

In a newly released film, Hannibal Rising, Chinese actress Gong Li has taken up a Japanese character. There are some discussions on: Why does Hollywood turn to Chinese actors when casting Japanese characters? Is this a racist implication that “all asians look the same” or a mere matter of economics?...

Japan: Kappa sketches

  2 March 2007

Edo from Pink Tentacle blogs some sketches from Edo period (1603 to 1867) of Kappa, Japan’s most well-known creature of legend, which are notorious for luring people — particularly children — into the water to drown and eat them. (zh)

Japan: Thumb tribe

  1 March 2007

Neomarxisme has a great article discussing the second digital divide in Japan. The 20 years old generation is shifting from computer to mobile phone. A new generation of thumb tribe emerged.

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